Monday, August 3, 2009

Shaun of the Dead

If you have not seen this movie by now, I highly recommend it. Lets start with a little plot summary and then I'll tell you what makes this such a great movie.

Life isn't too good for Shaun (Simon Pegg). He lives with his best friend Ed (Nick Frost), neglects his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) and despises his step-dad (Bill Nighy). When Liz dumps Shaun, he vows to get his life back on track. Unfortunately, this is the day that the dead have decided to come back to life. With a cricket bat and Ed by his side, Shaun sets out to rescue those he loves and those he doesn't love, and heads to the safest place he knows...the Winchester Arms Pub.

This is a classic horror comedy. Mixing horror and comedy usually makes for a great mix. I absolutely love this movie. I decided to sit down and watch it, for the um-teenth time, so I figured I'd put a post up about it. All of the actors do a very good job and having Bill Nighy definitely gives legitimacy to this movie. The bar scene with the zombies coming in is one of my favorite movie scenes ever. The zombies are coming in to kill everybody and suddenly the juke box "on random" plays Queen's Don't Stop Me Now. It's hilarious. There is only one part that is slightly gorey so it's definitely a movie you can watch with your lady friend. The movie is great. And how much does the actor playing David look like a grown up Harry Potter? That just cracks me up! I give it 4 and 1/2 burning skulls.

I know I have yet to give out 5 burning skulls but when I think of a 5, I think of the Exorcist or The Shining. A classic. This is a great parody and definitely deserves a watch. If you haven't seen it you should definitely check it out. Horror fan or not you will definitely get a kick out of this great British comedy. Later this week I will throw up a review of another British Horror/Comedy, Black Sheep so check back. Enjoy the trailer below. Pleasant Dreams.


  1. One of my favorite horror/comedy movies!! I love the scene where Shaun goes about his day, walking among the zombies, without noticing something is amiss. A classic!